A new obsession: cheung fun

Man, I don’t know if Cheung fun is common in LA area Chinese restaurants but when I stumbled on it at Sea Harbour 5-6 years ago, my life changed
I was absolutely floored by these thick, chewy rice noodle rolls which, at the time, were not on the menu…the only time id get it was at Sea Harbour…never really saw it on other menus, nor did I see it mentioned anywhere…I was resigned to only having it at Sea Harbour…then recently, I saw the noodle dish mentioned in Eater LA and I drove to Congee on Valley Blvd the next day…
yeah, it was great…just the rice noodles with soy sauce, nada mas!
anyone else luv cheong fun? any favorite versions? Im a happier human being today!

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The absolute best steamed cheung fun I’ve tried in LA is at Hong Kong Cafe in Monterey Park. Needle’s binchotan grilled version is also top notch if you’re into something different.

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I really like the ones w/ the chinese donut inside. :slight_smile: Easily found at the usual dim sum places mentioned here.

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Only when they’re still crunchy though :heart_eyes:

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Yes, absolutely. That’s why I only get them at the menu-driven dim sum places. :smiley:

For me, there’s only cheung fun that’s done correctly and cheung fun that stinks. There’s no in between. And I kind of don’t “get” the other fillings. They seem to distract from the essentially quality of the dish for me (warm, soft, slippery, and not oily or room temp).

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Have you had a chance to try Hong Kong Cafe’s? They’ll blow your socks off compared to the dim sum cheung fun. :heart::heart_eyes::heart:

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I’ll be going to Hong Kong Cafe ASAP! thanks for the info, moonboy403! I’m still amazed I haven’t really seen these noodles elsewhere…for me, def agree I don’t want tube distracted from the noodles…damn, I need to wipe off this drool, I’m salivating! let me dream of rice noodle rolls tonite!

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Looking forward to your impression!

Sea Harbour (heck, any dim sum house worth their salt will have cheung fun on the menu)…

Tam’s Noodle House…

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Yin Ji Chang Fen (an entire restaurant devoted to cheung fun!)

Premier Dessert Arts even has a sweet mango version…

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Hey JL, Ive had those rice noodles from Sea Harbour and love it but those aren’t the ones I’m obsessing over…the ones I’m hunting are kinda “tootsie roll” shaped

Same starting material. You’re looking for a specific style of prep for cheung fun, then… Steamed cheung fun. HK Cafe is indeed gonna be your local hajj to make for this stuff.

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it seems that what Ive had at Sea Harbour and at Congee is pan fried

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There’s also Mr. Champion in Arcadia.
Here’s the FTC thread.

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Nope. Have you been recently? I googled Hong Kong Cafe, and it says it’s permanently closed. @J_L, have you been recently?

Damn. That’s a big loss.

Not recently. It’s a shame if it closed.

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Pan frying them yourself is probably the most reliable option. Super easy to make when you get Lee’s rice noodle at 99 Ranch.

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Wow, thats something to check out! I actually may have to use a pan again!

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Which Netflix(?) food porn show is it that has an episode about cheung fun or something that looks just like it?

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I’m salivating!